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Intel Core i3 3240

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November 2, 2012 12:15:09 PM

Is this CPU compatible with this motherboard?

CPU: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1153

MOBO: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD9882

The cpu is an 1155 socket which is the same socket on the motherboard, however on the directcanada site it says SPECIFIC motherboards that are compatible with CPU and the B75 motherboard that i chose isn't listed on it.

So will my cpu work on this mobo?

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November 2, 2012 1:01:42 PM

unless the board comes with the latest up to date BIOS pre-installed, most likely not. the fact that i've yet to hear of that CPU means it's a newer model, and those usually require a BIOS update until the motherboard manufacturers released a new revision of the boards, whenever that usually is.
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November 2, 2012 1:11:57 PM

Hazle said:
unless the board comes with the latest up to date BIOS pre-installed, most likely not. the fact that i've yet to hear of that CPU means it's a newer model, and those usually require a BIOS update until the motherboard manufacturers released a new revision of the boards, whenever that usually is.

So i need to pick a different cpu? the 3240 seems good and its not that pricey...
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November 2, 2012 1:23:12 PM

check rgd1101's link. very helpful for your research and should answer all CPU & RAM compatibility questions. protip; the lowest BIOS no. is the oldest and are usually the default (until the newest revision of the board)

most (but not always all) SB CPUs are compatible with all Intel series 7 boards (B75/H77/Z77) by default.
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November 2, 2012 2:02:30 PM

Hazle said:
check rgd1101's link. very helpful for your research and should answer all CPU & RAM compatibility questions. protip; the lowest BIOS no. is the oldest and are usually the default (until the newest revision of the board)

most (but not always all) SB CPUs are compatible with all Intel series 7 boards (B75/H77/Z77) by default.

i dont really understand :/ 
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November 2, 2012 2:17:41 PM

MRC390 said:
i dont really understand :/ 


it'll work with a i3-2120
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November 2, 2012 2:35:10 PM

MRC390 said:
So i need to pick a different cpu? the 3240 seems good and its not that pricey...


You are good.

The ASUS P8B75-M LE uATX LGA1155 B75 motherboard does support the i3-3240 ever since bios update 0407.
It was released last april. No doubt the motherboard will have the latest bios, or close to it by now.

The i3-3240 is as good as it gets for a dual core cpu.
Much better than the i3-2120 that you linked.
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